Does Yuvraj’s recent Ranji performance entitle him to replace Jadeja?
Well, many of the cricketers are in a race against time to achieve full fitness ahead of the World Cup. Owing to his shoulder injury, an all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is likely to miss out from the upcoming 2015 World Cup. It is also believed that discarded southpaw Yuvraj Singh might get a chance to replace Jadeja in the Indian squad for the coveted tournament.
Jadeja has been nursing his injury at the new BCCI centre in Chennai under the observation of the physiotherapist. However, the reports suggest that it will take a while before the 26-year-old is fully fit to play competitive cricket.
The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel had made it clear last month that the left-hander would be out of action for three to four weeks. It is noteworthy that Jadeja was also ruled out of the upcoming Tri-series in Australia, slated to begin from January 16.
With the January 7 deadline for announcing the World Cup squad around the corner, many of the fans really believe that Jadeja will have to fight against time if he intends to participate in the tournament. Although recently no one has given even a slightest hint that Jadeja is likely to attain fitness so quickly.
According to the ESPNcricinfo reports, Jadeja should be match-fit by around January 20 if his rehabilitation goes according to plan. Therefore, considering all the circumstances, the viability of Yuvraj Singh getting a break, especially after his recent impressive performance in Ranji Trophy, cannot be totally ruled out. In any case, his comeback will definitely fortify the team India facing acute shortage of an effective all rounder. Who knows, a constant good performance might lead to an ensured spot for Yuvraj Singh in team India till the World Cup.
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